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Budget 2016 ; Special discussion to be held between UNP & SLFP

A special discussion between the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party regarding the budget proposals will be held at the Ministry of Finance today. State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says main objective of this discussion is to reach a consensus after discussing the proposals of the two parties.

They will be forwarded to the President and the Prime Minister. Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today the state minister added a people friendly budget will be presented by the unison
government.

The 61st anniversary of Sri Lanka Press Association will be celebrated under the patronage of the President today.

The 61st anniversary of Sri Lanka Press Association will be celebrated under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today at BMICH. The Press Association was established in 1955 under the leadership of Venerable Udakandawela Saranankara Thero.

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Progress reported in HIV controlling in Sri Lanka.

The Global Fund stated that the program implemented in Sri Lanka this year to control HIV AIDS has reported a considerable progress. The Global Fund is annually spending a higher amount of money to control HIV AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Sri Lanka. A delegation led by Mrs. Blanca Gil Antunano, Fund Portfolio Manager, South East Asia recently met with Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne at the Ministry to inspect the Progress of this initiative.

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The Inter Islands Tourism Forum in Galle.


The Inter Islands Tourism Forum will commence today in Galle. The Forum will be held for three consecutive days with the aim of promoting the tourism in the southern province. The international islands general council has decided to promote different parts of the island in the world.

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Many Buddhist programmes will be implemented under state patronage inline with the International Vesak day ceremony.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the official ceremony of the International Vesak Day celebrations will be held in Colombo in May and many Buddhist programmes will be implemented under state patronage inline with this day.

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Views of Trade Unions were sought for the 2017 budget today.

Views of Trade Unions were sought for the 2017 budget today. Trade Union representatives submitted their proposals to Minister Ravi Karunayake at the Finance Ministry. The Trade Unions proposed that formal training should be imparted to those who are newly recruited to the Public Service.

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Fishing industry will be developed under proper plan during the next five years.

State Minister of Fisheries Delip Wedaarachchi says the fishing industry will be developed under proper plan during the next five years and the income by the industry will also be increased

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"Senehasaka Thotupala" will be vested with the public on the 28th of this month.

The special project named "Senehasaka Thotupala" that was dedicated to reconstruct Alimankada railway station will be vested with the public on the 28th of this month. The project was carried as a concerted effort of the teachers and the students of school islandwide.

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The President says allocations for Provincial Councils to be spent based on a circular on priority areas

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would issue a circular which indicates that the allocations for Provincial Councils should be spent, based on a document which recognized the priorities of development. He added that many injustices have been occurred in many provinces due to spending of money over the personnel opinions of individuals, without recognizing the priorities of development.

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Govt commends UN's role in SL

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the United Nations.

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